Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Questions without Notice


2:43 pm

Photo of Cory BernardiCory Bernardi (SA, Australian Conservatives) Share this | Hansard source

The Snowy Hydro scheme presently operates at 12 per cent of electricity generation capacity, yet the government's utopian Snowy Hydro 2.0 is, in truth, $2 billion spent on yet another electricity experiment. Why not save the taxpayers money and simply give contractual certainty to generators who could improve our base load capacity by building more reliable and affordable coal-fired power stations?


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